National Information Exchange Model Presented by : Mini Kanwal June, 09
What is National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) NIEM is an interagency initiative to provide the foundation and building blocks for national-level interoperable information sharing and data exchange.
NIEM: Leveraging Global JXDM • Robust, mature framework • Rich, flexible, and extensible • Effective governance mechanism • GXSTF joins government, industry, and practitioners • Widespread recognition and use • Substantially installed base • Especially among state and local agencies • Multidisciplinary functionality
NIEM Objectives • Develop a unified strategy within the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security (DHS) and Justice (DOJ) for an XML-based information sharing capability. • Develop an initial implementation of the NIEM that satisfies Executive Order (EO) 13356 and Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD)-11. • Develop an exchange layer for the XML profile implementation of the Federal Enterprise Architecture Data Reference Model (FEA DRM). • Provide technical assistance and training to local, state, tribal, and federal organizations seeking to implement revisions to the GJXDM. • Build out a framework for many pilot use cases under the umbrella of the NIEM.
Component Mapping a.k.a Gap Analysis Component Mapping is the process of identifying and characterizing similarities and differences between the National Information Exchange Model1 (NIEM) and another data source2
Component Mapping Process Example DHS Agencies GJXDM (NIEM Baseline) Δ’s via Component Mapping ICE CIS SME Inputs Expanded Content and Model Refinements CBP NIEM Version 1.0
Identifying DHS Projects • Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection • HSIN/JRIES • Border and Transportation Security (BTS) Pilots • BTS DED • BTS Net • Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Pilot
Component Mapping Data Types • Database model (ERD, UML, DDL, DED, etc.) • XML document • XML reference schema • Information Exchange Package • Message • Query/Response • Transaction Set • Word document • Forms • Electronic • Structured • Unstructured • Paper
Candidate Component Mapping Pilots • Border and Transportation Security (BTS) • BTS DED • BTS Net • Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Component Mapping Data Sources • N-Dex: - Law enforcement national data exchange system • Incident or event based information sharing system for local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies • Incident/Event reports; Arrest, Booking and Incarceration data • ICE EDM:-Includes EID, IDENT, DACS, SEVIS EID: - Enforcement Integrated Database • Investigates criminal aliens • Tracks deportable aliens • Tracks immigration cases IDENT:- Biometric Identification System DACS:- Deportable Alien Control System SEVIS:-Student Exchange Visitor Information System • TECS:- Treasury Enforcement Communications System Tracks suspect individuals, businesses, vehicles, air and vessels • BTS Related Forms
Component Mapping Benefits • Recommendations for new NIEM content, e.g., new core and universal core components • Revisions to NIEM, e.g., definitions, relationships • Mapping rules between legacy data sources and NIEM • Basis for extending and constraining NIEM components for domain-specific applications • Specification for XML Information Exchange Packages • Basis for future enterprise data model development
Core Components - Sample Component Mapping is the process of identifying and characterizing similarities and differences between the National Information Exchange Model1 (NIEM) and another data source2 1. The current NIEM baseline is the GJXDM Version 3.0.2 2. Includes database model, e.g., ERD or DDL, messages, transaction sets, forms, etc.
NIEM Benefits • Leverage the benefits of Global JXDM. • Facilitate growth of the data model through harmonization of new data components. • Coordinate independent project teams within DOJ and DHS. • Provide effective support and assistance for practitioners. • Facilitate discovery of reusable data components. • Facilitate assembly of exchange packages. • Maintain compatibility with Global JXDM.
Questions Visit NIEM.gov (WWW.NIEM.gov)